Buttercream frosting topped with shredded coconut gives this homemade Easter bunny cake its fur, while tinted buttercream creates the insides of the ears and eyes. Serve for a show-stopping addition to any family-friendly dessert table.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-cup bunny-shaped baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

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  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour.

  • Fill prepared pans with batter and smooth with an offset spatula. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Invert cakes onto rack; let cool completely.

  • Using 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttercream, spread on flat side of each bunny-shaped cake; press flat sides together to adhere. Transfer 1 1/2 cups buttercream to a medium bowl and add enough pink gel food coloring to reach desired shade of pink. Fit a pastry bag with a star tip, such as Ateco #18. Pipe pink buttercream to form ears, eyes, and nose.

  • Transfer remaining buttercream to a clean pastry bag fitted with a star tip, such as Ateco #18. Pipe buttercream over bunny-shaped cake to cover. Press shredded sweetened coconut onto tail to adhere. Sprinkle bunny with finely shredded coconut; serve.

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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
I was so delighted to find this recipe again after having made it 20 years ago for my then 3 and 7 yo girls. It was so perfect and so real that it has gone down into the stuff of family legend and story telling!!! I got a AAA grade for being a mom that could make magic. When my daughters are with friends talking about mom's , they both relish in telling the story of when "mom made the "real bunny" cake!! Besides, I recall it was delicious. The only recall it was a show stopper. If you have kids, or even if you are having a sophisticated brunch for EASTER, wow your kids/guests with this!!!
Rating: Unrated
04/24/2011
Where do you get the Bunny Cake Pan?